SIP Day 51, wearing a cotton tank dress, writing while on the sectional sofa in the living room; 76 degrees outside today. It’s Mother’s Day and I chatted with both kiddos as well as my own mother today.
I spent a good chunk of the day shoveling crap: cleaning out the compost bin and finding about a foot deep of worm castings in the bottom of it. Black gold for the garden. I spread it around some areas that needed fertilizer.
I also trimmed the diseased lower leaves off of forty or so tomato plants.
Today the tallest tomato plant reached my height. All but a few of our seventy tomato plants have set fruit, but we’ve only harvested a few cherry and grape tomatoes thus far.
A few other tasks I accomplished this weekend: built a small bubbling fountain for the back porch, edged all of the garden beds, repotted several plants and sowed a new bed of corn. We also deep-cleaned the kitchen, including scrubbing the tile of the backsplash and wiping down all of the cabinet fronts.
Stijn rebuilt all of the electrical wiring for the sprinkler system and the lighting for the back porch. It will simplify keeping everything running smoothly and will be safer than the tangle of cords that used to hang out of the outlet on the back of the house. He also added a wireless access point on the back porch so we have a robust signal out of doors as well as in.
I made some tasty lentil-lemon soup, Stijn cooked a small chicken on Saturday and made mussels on Sunday.